Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Club Notes - 1st March

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €6,400 as on Sunday Gary Collins was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 4 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Anna Fahey and Orla won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crottys Corner Bar.

As the playing season draws ever nearer we would ask all members both playing and ordinary to please get your membership paid as soon as possible. It can be paid to Membership Officer Pat Keane, or any Committee Member. The onus is on intending members to hand their membership fee over and players should be aware that they are not eligible to play for the club if they don’t pay their membership.

Field Bookings
We ask that all team managers book their times for training / matches with Michael O’Donovan in advance of returning to training. Managers must notify Michael in advance if they wish to change from their allocated time.

Post Primary Schools Games
On Saturday last St.Augustine’s College continued their remarkable run of recent victories as they defeated Spanish Point in the Munster Colleges Football Final in Bansha. This victory completes a fantastic Munster Double for the Friary, an achievement all involved with the team should be enormously proud of.  Similar to the hurling team the previous week there was a very strong club representation on the team with Ballinacourty players contributing 3:11 out of the 3:13 scored by the Friary. The manner in which the team fought back from eight points down with ten minutes remaining, scoring the winning goal almost five minutes into injury time, is testament to the spirit the team have shown throughout all their games this year .  Again similar to last week it was wonderful to see a large number of club supporters in Bansha to support the team and see our own Tom Looby accept the trophy on behalf of this fine team. We thank the teachers who put so much work into preparing the team,  and wish the team the very best of luck in this Saturday ahead of their All Ireland Hurling Semi Final against Holy Rosary, Mountbellew.

Fitzgibbon Cup
On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate Eoin Kiely who was part of the Mary Immaculate College, panel who won the Fitzgibbon Cup on Saturday last.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €600.

Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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